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Article - 22/10/2021

Global GHG Abatement Facilities in Geothermal Plants

Join us for "Overview of Global Existence of pollutant and GHG abatement facilities in GPPs," presentation at the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 Oct 27th at 10:40 AM (UTC). The presentation is on a project commissioned by Enel Green Power (EGP). Mannvit and EGP conducted a world-wide mapping where information was gathered and inserted into a database for all the geothermal fields with installed capacity over 200 MW. The list of geothermal power plants (GPPs) was then extended to fields with installed capacity less than 200 MW, by including some plants that showed to be of particular interest due to installed abatement systems, the history of installed abatement systems or the type of fluid. The resulting list of geothermal areas within the database comprises 31 geothermal areas with approximately 235 plants/units. The gathered available information consisted mainly of basic plant description, year of construction, owner, installed capacity and information on a few parameters of environmental interest. Abatement of pollutant or GHG was noted in only 60 geothermal facilities within 14 geothermal areas of the investigated 235 geothermal facilities in 31 geothermal areas.

What: Overview of Global Existence of pollutant and GHG abatement facilities in Geothermal power plants.
Session: 55A - Environmental and Societal Aspects
When: Wednesday Oct.27th
Time: 10:40 (UTC)
Where: Room Silfurberg A in Harpa
Authors: Alessandro Lenz, Marco Paci from Enel and Teitur Gunnarsson, Katrín Ragnarsdóttir and Lilja Tryggvadottir from Mannvit. 
Presenter: Lilja Tryggvadottir
Chair: Cesar Chamorro

Here is the paper and event video

Entire Program available here.


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